This version of The Listening Room is minimal, one microphone and two loudspeakers in the Reading Room of Camden Arts Centre, a relatively small space for this work. The Reading Room is the former entrance to the building, this entrance has been bricked over to create three highly reflective wall surfaces in the room.
The room resonance is so pronounced that my usual placement of microphone and speakers would tend to fix on one pitch and stay there - to introduce more of the available frequencies from the space I left the Reading Room table in the space to allow an additional reflective element and used an asymmetric placement of loudspeakers, one at the side and one under the table.
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Activated Space is David Cunningham's project to develop and present a series of installations that alter an architectural space in real time to allow its resonant frequencies to become audible and interactive. The project combines elements from sculpture, electronic media, music, architecture and acoustics.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||listening, installation, sound art, performance, gallery, buildings, music, interactive technology, feedback, ambient sound, humidity, movement of air, space, acoustic|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
|Date:||14 June 2005|
|Copyright Holders:||David Cunningham|
|Related Exhibitions:||The Listening Room, 1m3, L'Exposition Continue, Lausanne October - November 2008, A piano in a gallery, Carter Presents, London July - August 2006, Exterior, Architectural Association, London April - May 2005, Interior, Kanazawa October 2004, The Listening Room, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham September - November 2003, Listening to the Architecture, Clerkenwell Magistrates' Court, London August 2003, The Listening Room and Stairwell (untitled), ICC, Tokyo July - September 2003, Where a straight line meets a curve (with Karen Mirza and Brad Butler) March 2003, A position between two curves, Tate Britain, London February - May 2003, The Listening Room, The Connecting Principle, Newcastle October 2002, Listening to the Architecture, Helsinki February 2001, The Listening Room, Biennale of Sydney September - November 1998, Open Square, Copenhagen June 1997, The Listening Room, Chisenhale Gallery, London September 1994|
|Event Location:||Camden Arts Centre|
|Projects or Series:||Activated Space, Listening Room|
|Locations / Venues:|
|Location||From Date||To Date|
|Camden Arts Centre
London NW3||14 June 2005||10 July 2005|
|Material/Media:||camden arts centre, microphones, speakers|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||28 May 2008 15:38|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2014 17:53|